Aceves shines at collegiate level

By Barbara Boxleitner
jdanddoc@gmail.com
Posted 12/17/19

Midfielder and Madisonville High School graduate Luis Aceves saw playing time for the Southwestern Christian University (Okla.) men’s soccer team despite a number of upperclassmen teammates at his position.

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Aceves shines at collegiate level

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Midfielder and Madisonville High School graduate Luis Aceves saw playing time for the Southwestern Christian University (Okla.) men’s soccer team despite a number of upperclassmen teammates at his position.

Aceves, a first-year transfer from Blinn College, has started in three of the first 15 games he played with his new team.

Seven upperclassmen, including four from outside of the United States, also played at his position, but the sophomore started or played in more games than a number of them. In addition to midfield, Aceves has played two games at the right wing position.

"Luis is a fantastic person, first and foremost," said Southwestern Christian head coach Adam Kay. “He is kind of an industrial player. He works very hard for us and brings a certain energy to the field. He has a lot of creativity.”

Kay added that Aceves’ decision-making skills have become a lot more clinical as the season has progressed.

Aceves was an attacking midfielder, so he had chances to move forward. Four of his eight shots were on goal, and he scored once.

He said a main adjustment was trying to move the ball quickly.

"It was get the ball out wide (along the sideline) and try to get a cross in," said Aceves, who played 10 games for Blinn last year.

Men's basketball

Former Mustang Tommy Holiday led Concordia University Texas with nine rebounds against Arlington Baptist, tying his season high. The sophomore had seven points.

Women's basketball

Normangee High School graduate Jazzmyn Jones had seven points for Centenary College of Louisiana against LeTourneau. The freshman blocked a shot and had one steal.

Longwood University point guard Tra'dayja Smith had seven rebounds and six assists against Norfolk State. The Madisonville alumna added two points.

Also from Madisonville High, Lexie Leveston had six points for Langston University against University of Science and Arts. The forward had four rebounds and one assist.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@gmail.com.

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